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Indian Coast Guard Ship Shaunak arrives in Vizag

Visakhapatnam: Indian Coast Guard Ship Shaunak, an offshore patrol vessel built by the Goa Shipyard arrived at her base port here today.

It was received by Commander Coast Guard (AP), DIG AK Harbola and senior officers from Coast Guard, an official release said.

The ship is 105 meters in length and can achieve a maximum speed of 26 knots with an endurance of 6500 NM.

It is equipped with the state-of-art machinery and sensors, advanced navigational and communication equipment.

With CRN 91 as its main armament, the ship has adequate weaponry to respond to any threat against its mandated charter.

Harbola said that the Coast Guard has recently added two more ships in its existing fleet in Andhra Pradesh and one more Interceptor Boat (IB) will be commissioned into CG on April 13.